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LBN Examiner 1/26/2020

*HOLY CRAP! NEARLY 4 IN 10 AMERICAN WOULD BORROW MONEY TO COVER A $1K EMERGENCY

Many of us would be in trouble if we had to foot the bill for an unplanned expense. A new survey reveals that just four in 10 U.S. adults (41 percent) would cover the cost of a $1,000 car repair or emergency room visit using savings. The findings echo what previous Bankrate studies and others — including the Federal Reserve and the Pew Charitable Trusts — have found about Americans’ lack of rainy-day savings. The higher your household income, the more likely you would be to use savings to pay for unanticipated costs. That’s true for nearly six in 10 (59 percent) households earning $75,000 or more annually.

Men (45 percent) were more likely than women (38 percent) to say they would draw from savings when faced with the unexpected. And when their backs are against the wall, just 36 percent of younger millennials would turn to emergency funds to pay $1,000 (compared with 41 to 44 percent of older folks who would say the same).

Key findings:

  • Bankrate reports indicate that the percentage of U.S. adults who would use their savings to cover a $1,000 emergency room visit or car repair has remained within the range of 37 to 41 percent since 2014.
  • Nearly four in 10 Americans (37 percent) would borrow money in some capacity if hit with an unexpected bill.
  • Among respondents who reported that they or a close relative paid for a major unanticipated expense in the past year (28 percent), the average cost was $3,518. 

*GALLUP: AMERICANS’ IDEOLOGY, 37% CONSERVATIVE, 24% LIBERAL. 35% MODERATE

  Polling data from 2019 show that America is “center-right” politically, with 37% describing themselves as “conservative,” 35% saying they are “moderate,” and only 24% stating they are “liberal.” Gallup reached its conclusions based on 21 telephone surveys encompassing over 29,000 interviews with U.S. adults.  Gallup asked, “How would you describe your political views — very conservative, conservative, moderate, liberal or very liberal?” In response, 37% said conservative, 35% said moderate, and 24% said liberal.  “The percentage identifying as conservative in 2019 was up two points from the 35% measured in 2018, while the percentage liberal was down two points from 26%,” said Gallup. 

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“[C]onservatives and moderates remain closely matched in U.S. ideological preferences, as they have been since 2015,” added the polling firm.  Gallup further reported that 73% of Republicans identified as conservative — 21% said they were moderate and 4% said they were liberal Republicans. Among Democrats, the survey showed that 49% identified as liberal and 36% said they were moderate — 14% of Democrats said they were conservative.

*IN LAWLESS STRETCH OF MEXICO, CHILD SOLDIERS AS YOUNG AS 6 ARE BEING DRAFTED TO FIGHT CRIME

In a lawless stretch of western Mexico, children as young as 6 years old are taking up arms against organized crime. On Wednesday, 19 children were inducted into a vigilante group that for years has been battling drug gangs in a restive Guerrero state. Local journalists published photographs and videos of the induction ceremony — in which uniformed, rifle-wielding children performed military-style exercises — that drew outrage across Mexico, with human rights officials condemning it as child abuse.

But the leader of the vigilante group said in a phone interview Thursday that a dramatic spike in violence in the region and an absence of government intervention have left the community no choice but to arm even its children. “They must be prepared,” said Bernardino Sanchez Luna, the founder of the vigilante group known as the CRAC-PF. “If they are afraid, the criminals will kill them like little chickens.” Two of the children who were trained were 6 years old, he said. The oldest members of the group were 15.

*ICE ISSUES LIST OF ‘FUGITIVE’ ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS FREED BY NEW YORK CITY’S SANCTUARY CITY POLICIES

Art Spiegelman’s “A Warm Welcome,” 2015. Portrait by Phil Penman
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on Friday increased the pressure on New York City’s sanctuary policies — putting out a list of illegal immigrant fugitives who have been released into the city despite requests from ICE to hand them over for deportation. Acting ICE Director Matthew Albence presented the list to reporters at a press conference in New York where he spoke of the dangers of sanctuary cities — in which jurisdictions ignore detainers issued by ICE for arrested illegal immigrants.

Those detainers are requests that ICE be informed of an illegal immigrant’s pending release from custody so they can be transferred to deportation proceedings. While the Trump administration has been warning of the dangers of such policies for months, it’s a fight that has been brought into the spotlight by the murder of a 92-year-old woman, allegedly by an illegal immigrant sprung from custody in November after New York ignored an ICE detainer.

“Make no mistake – it is this city’s sanctuary policies that are the sole reason this criminal was allowed to roam the streets freely and end an innocent woman’s life,” Albence said. The list of fugitives put out by ICE includes suspected illegal immigrants from Nigeria, Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Honduras, Guinea, Spain, and El Salvador. Those released have arrests for assault in the first, second and third degrees, attempted robbery, criminal possession of a weapon, gang assaults and other violent offenses.

*TIRED NATION: AMERICANS NOW AVERAGING LESS THAN 6 HOURS OF SLEEP PER NIGHT

As the years press forward, sleep is becoming a frustratingly harder challenge for many Americans. That’s the main finding of a recent survey consisting of 2,000 adults that asked about sleeping habits, satisfaction, and frequency. Perhaps the most stunning result of all is the drop in total average sleep time for Americans. It seems logging six hours is a struggle for many. Consider this finding: In 2018, the average respondent reported about six hours and 17 minutes of sleep per night. By 2019, however, that average shrunk to only five-and-a-half hours each night. If the trend continues, 2020 will be even worse for many in search of some shuteye.

Those numbers are a far cry from the recommended eight full hours of sleep, but apparently these disturbing dips in sleep patterns aren’t for a lack of trying; respondents said they do their best to attain the “perfect night’s sleep” whenever possible. In fact, in 2019 the average respondent said they would pay $316.61 for just one night of perfect sleep. That’s quite an increase over the $290 respondents said they would be willing to pay in 2018. All in all, the survey, which was commissioned by Mattress Firm, found that one in four Americans consistently slept poorly in 2019. Additionally, respondents had an average of 105 “terrible” nights of sleep last year, comparedto 99 in 2018. With these numbers in mind it also makes sense that Americans took more naps last year too, averaging 115 afternoon snoozes in comparison to 93 in 2018. Of course, many naps never actually get started either. Respondents reported roughly 102 failed naps in 2019.

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“Next, I will attempt to escape a sentence that begins ‘I’m not racist, but…’”

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Nonalcoholic spirits are bubbling up around town, satisfying a growing demand for alcohol alternatives. According to the World Health Organization, the number of booze drinkers has fallen by 5 percent since 2000. Wellness-obsessed millennials and Gen Zers are shying away.

*EXAMINER–BUSINESS INSIDER:

Dolittle has all the makings of a box office flop. It cost more than $180 million to make but is expected to gross only $22–$25 million in its opening weekend. U.S. safety regulators are looking into complaints that all three of Tesla’s electric models can unintentionally accelerate on their own. Deutsche Bank is cutting the bonus pool at its investment bank by roughly 30%. Disney is dropping the “Fox” brand from the Fox assets it acquired last year. Get ready for 20th Century Studios and Searchlight Pictures

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*EXAMINER—A LOOK BACK:

Five people were injured during an attack at Secretary of State William Seward’s home on the night of the Lincoln assassination: Secretary Seward, his sons, Frederick and Gus, soldier Private George Robinson and State Dept. messenger Emerick Hansell. Miraculously, all survived. But, six weeks later, Secretary Seward’s wife Francis died. Fanny Seward, who had protected her father during the attack, died of tuberculosis not long after. She was not yet 22. The Washington Republican noted, “Truly it may be said that the assassin’s blow passed by the father and the son and fell fatally on the mother and daughter.

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LBN Examiner 1/19/2020

*YIKES – EVEN WHEN SOBER, FREQUENT MARIJUANA USERS ARE DANERGOUS DRIVERS, REPORTS FINDS

Even when sober, some heavy marijuana users are dangerous drivers, a new study suggests. The bad driving appears to be isolated to those who started using pot before age 16, researchers reported Tuesday in Drug and Alcohol Dependence. The theory is that early marijuana use changes the brain, leaving people more impulsive and more apt to make rash decisions. In the new study, which tested participants in a driving simulator, researchers from McLean Hospital in Boston found that sober cannabis users who started using the drug in their teens had more accidents, drove at higher speeds and cruised through more red lights compared to people who had never used marijuana.

Marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug in the United States, but there has been relatively little research on its health effects, particularly on teen brains. “This research suggests that early exposure to cannabis may result in difficulties performing complex cognitive tasks,” said co-author Staci Gruber, an associate professor of psychiatry and director of Marijuana Investigations for Neuroscientific Discovery at Harvard Medical School and McLean Hospital.

*OVER 15,000 PEOPLE WERE FATALLY SHOT IN THE U.S LAST YEAR

At least 15,292 people were fatally shot in the United States last year, according to a new report from a nonprofit that advocates against gun violence. The figure, released Thursday by the Gun Violence Archive group, represents a 3 percent increase in gun deaths from the previous year. The group also reported that the number of nonfatal firearm injuries grew to 29,613, which is a 5 percent increase over the previous year.

The numbers, detailed in a report from The Trace, show that gun violence got worse in 2019 after a slight decrease between 2017 and 2018. The figures do not include suicides, which make up the majority of gun deaths. The report states that mass shootings, in which four or more people are shot, are also on the rise, with 5 percent of the injuries and deaths recorded last year occurring during mass shootings, compared to less than 4 percent in 2018. Shootings of children and teens also rose —the site reported 3,771 victims under the age of 18 killed or injured, compared to 3,539 in 2018.

*YOUTUBE HAS BEEN ‘ACTIVELY PROMOTING’ CLIMATE DENIALISM VIDEOS, ACCORDING TO NEW REPORT

YouTube has been “actively promoting” videos containing misinformation about climate change through a feature that determines what users watch for 70 percent of the time they spend on the platform, according to a report released Thursday.

The nonprofit activist group Avaaz examined 5,537 videos that appear by search terms such as “climate change,” “global warming,” and “climate manipulation.” The group subsequently found that for each of those terms respectively, eight percent, 16 percent, and 21 percent of the top 100 related videos featured in the “up next” sidebar contained false information about climate change, such as denying it exists or claiming that humans are not to blame for the crisis. “We’ve found that it’s very likely that at least one in five users who search for a term like global warming or climate change could be sent down this type of misinformation rabbit hole,” said Fadi Quran, a campaigns director at Avaaz. “Scientists are working so hard to educate people about the existential threat we face and YouTube is allowing bad actors among us the last word on this issue for many people.” 

The “up next” feature has an algorithm that dictates recommendations, and it is designed to engage users and keep them on YouTube. Avaaz claims that the platform has still used these tactics despite announcing in January 2019 that it would curb “content that could misinform users in harmful ways,” including climate change denying videos.

*NO ONE IS BUYING NEW YORK’S LUXURY CONDOS

Almost half of the new condos that have come to market in Manhattan since 2015 are currently unsold, according to Nancy Packes Data Services. The other half are presumably WeWorks. The reason for all the empty mansions-in-the-sky: a concoction of overly ambitious pricing and worsening sentiment. But mostly pricing. Just compare the prices of new development units to resale units over the last decade. In 2012, the difference in the average price between a new and resale unit was 22%. At the end of last year, the premium was 118%. 

Nancy Packes lists three reasons for the “extraordinary oddity of the current cycle.”  Buildings competed to add the latest amenities, pushing up prices. Units grew in size. The clientele changed. The ultra-skinny towers are trying to woo not just your local billionaire, but the wealthiest people in the world.

Bottom line: At the current pace, it would take six years to sell all of Manhattan’s unsold units, per a Halstead Development
Marketing report cited by Bloomberg.

*SPOTIFY LAUNCHES PLAYLISTS FOR DOGS LEFT HOME ALONE

Spotify has made playlists and a podcast for dogs to listen to in their owners’ absence, after finding that nearly 74% of UK pet-owners play music for their animals. The Swedish audio-streaming business company said it has launched a podcast featuring soothing music, “dog-directed praise”, stories, and messages of affirmation and reassurance narrated by actors to alleviate stress for dogs who are home alone.

Meanwhile, playlists aimed at pets offer tracks selected by algorithms to match pets’ characteristics such as energetic or slow. Spotify said it found in a survey that one in four pet-owners play music for their pets to listen to for company when they are away from home, with 42% of owners saying their pets have a favorite type of music.

*JAMES BOND WILL NOT BE PLAYED BY A WOMAN, SAYS PRODUCER

Daniel Craig’s successor as James Bond will not be a woman, the producer of the film series has confirmed. No Time to Die, which is set for release in April, will be Craig’s final appearance as 007, and there’s been speculation that the next Bond could be a woman. But producer Barbara Broccoli has poured cold water on the idea, telling Variety: “James Bond can be of any color, but he is male… I believe we should be creating new characters for women, strong female characters… I’m not particularly interested in taking a male character and having a woman play it. I think women are far more interesting than that.”

The next Bond film will see actress Lashana Lynch play a female 00 agent and her appearance in the trailer restarted the conversation about whether Bond could be played by a woman in the next film. Broccoli went on: “For better or worse, we are the custodians of this character… We take that responsibility seriously.”

*EXAMINER—Poll: 64% OF EXAMINER READERS VOTE KILLING IRANIAN COMMANDER SOLEIMANI A GOOD IDEA:

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  In response to a recent reader question, 64% of LBN Examiner readers in all 50 of the United States and 26 foreign countries felt that killing Iranian commander Soleimani was a good idea.

*EXAMINER–INVESTIGATES:

To boost alertness after a power nap (a 20-minute Stage 2 nap), sleep researchers suggest drinking caffeine before a nap. Caffeine requires 20–30 minutes to take effect, so it will kick in just as you’re waking.

*EXAMINER – A LOOK BACK:

Joni Mitchell, shot for Rolling Stone in 1979. Outtakes from this cover shoot and much more in our book, “Joni: The Joni Mitchell Sessions” by Norman Sheff.

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Fake news is nothing new—we have long been exposed to propaganda, tabloid news, and satirical reporting. But now, with the dependence on the internet, promotion of trending stories on social media, and new methods of monetizing content, we have found different ways to relay information without using traditional media outlets. A single-story posted on a personal or biased website can go viral and lead to additional content that gets distorted just like the results of a game of telephone. The original authors may be fully aware that the story is a lie, but with no throttling or inspection of content, the story can take on a life of its own, go viral, and spread misinformation while also leaving a tarnished impression of legitimate media. With tabloid news, most people recognize that Bigfoot was not in their backyard. Fake news, however, can seem so believable that people have a hard time determining the truth. Whether the article is real or fake news, and if it should be shared, can be difficult to determine without researching the story personally.

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*EXAMINER – HISTORY: GREAT-GRANDSON`S DEATH ENDS LINCOLN FAMILY LINE IN 1985:

The bloodline of Abraham Lincoln ended on Christmas Eve in 1985 when his last direct descendant, Robert Todd Lincoln Beckwith, died in Hartfield, Va. at the age of 81. Beckwith was Lincoln`s great-grandson. Although he married three times, he died childless, ending the 16th president`s family line. The longtime owner of a farm in Middlesex County, Va., Beckwith was living in a Hartfield nursing home, according to the Bristow-Faulkner Funeral Home in Saluda, Va. Funeral arrangements were pending the arrival in Saluda of Beckwith`s wife, Margaret. Abraham Lincoln and his wife, Mary Todd, had four sons. Only the eldest, Robert Todd Lincoln, lived to be an adult. He served as Secretary of War under Presidents James A. Garfield and Chester A. Arthur and died in 1926 at the age of 82. Robert Todd Lincoln and his wife, Mary, had three children. Their youngest, Jessie, eloped in 1897 with Warren Beckwith, a classmate and football star at Iowa Wesleyan College.

The Beckwiths had two children, Mary Lincoln Beckwith, who died in 1975, and Robert Todd Lincoln Beckwith, who was born in suburban Riverside on July 19, 1904. The Lincoln family name ended in 1926 with the death of Robert Todd Lincoln. Beckwith was a short, fragile-looking man who bore little resemblance to his famed ancestor. He did not publicize his background, and once said he was occasionally embarrassed by the public`s fascination with his family history. Although he lived for several years with his grandfather, the result of his mother`s three marriages, he did not ask Robert Todd Lincoln about life in the White House. ”I was not especially interested,” Beckwith told The Tribune in 1967.

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January 12, 2020

*OVER A BILLION ANIMALS HAVE BEEN KILLED IN AUSTRALIA WILDFIRES, ECOLOGISTS SAY

  More than one billion animals have been killed during Australia’s bushfire disaster, according to an ecologist from the University of Sydney. The ecologist, Chris Dickman, told HuffPost that his initial estimate of 480 million dead animals is now out of date and that he can say that more than one billion animals have been killed “without any doubt at all.” Dickman said: “The original figure—the 480 million—was based on mammals, birds, and reptiles for which we do have densities, and that figure now is a little bit out of date. It’s over 800 million given the extent of the fires now, in New South Wales alone.”

He went on to say that, if other animals such as bats, frogs, and invertebrates were included, the number far exceeds a billion. An environmental scientist at the World Wildlife Fund Australia, Stuart Blanch, agreed with the estimate, saying a billion was a modest guess. It’s been reported that Australian officials will be forced to kill thousands of camels in the northwest because they’re consuming too much water.

  *DIY DEFICIENCY: 2 IN 5 ADULTS CAN’T FIX A SINGLE HOUSEHOLD PROBLEM WITHOUT GOOGLE

  The internet is supposed to make our lives easier, and it’s hard to argue that it hasn’t. However, a new survey of 1,000 American adults suggests that all of that convenience may be robbing an entire generation of basic home maintenance skills. In all, about two in five (38%) respondents said they are helpless and unable to fix any common household problems (patching up a drywall, fixing a running toilet) without the help of the internet. The survey, commissioned by BigRentz, paints a pretty grim picture when it comes to home care self-sufficiency. Apparently, if the Wi-Fi happens to falter, many adults won’t be able to get anything done for themselves.

Respondents were asked about their ability to fix a variety of different house problems without turning to Google for help, and while close to half (43%) said they know how to unclog a drain, only 25% know how to install a drywall anchor. Another 39% said they can stop a running toilet all by themselves, and 38% can find a stud. Additionally, 31% know how to patch a hole in drywall, and 29% said they can replace a washer on a leaky faucet. Age is also a factor; 85% of survey participants over the age of 65 said they can accomplish at least one of the aforementioned tasks without the internet. Also, male respondents generally reported being more confident regarding home repair tasks than female participants

  *16 HOUSE CATS—AND THEIR OWNER—SUE NC COUNTY OVER CIVIL RIGHTS VIOLATIONS

  A new federal court filing accuses Gaston County, North Carolina of civil rights violations, and 16 names on the complaint belong to cats. Defendants “Boo Loo,” “Tony Tiger,” “Girlfriend Sara,” “Buh Buh Logan,” “Sillygirl Sally,” “Rascal Russell” et al were seized by the county’s animal control officers in early November from the Cherryville home of Damon Fields, court documents show. Now, both the names of the pets and their owner appear on the cover page of an unusual federal complaint alleging violations of due process — human and feline alike.

The courthouse cat fight dates back to Nov. 5, when animal control officers responded to a neighbor’s complaint and searched Fields’ small ranch home, a home that Assistant Gaston County Attorney Sam Shames says reeked so badly of cat pee that investigators had to don masks before entering. Inside, Shames says, the officers tip-toed around “an incredibly large amount” of cat poop. They left with 16 cats, including five kittens.

*THANKS, MARK – FACEBOOK CONFIRMS IT WON’T STOP POLITICIANS FROM LYING IN AD’s AHEAD OF PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION

Facebook has confirmed it will continue to allow politicians to make false claims in paid political posts through the 2020 election, but the company will enable users to opt-out of seeing political ads. The new rules announced Thursday morning defy calls to introduce stricter limits on political advertising ahead of the election. False claims won’t be banned and controversial targeting tools that allow parties to deliver messaging to specific audiences will remain in place.

The company said it would address concerns about misleading claims by giving users a choice to see fewer ads about politics. Users will be able to choose to stop seeing ads from campaigns, even if they’re targeted. In a blog post announcing the changes, Facebook said: “We have based [our policy] on the principle that people should be able to hear from those who wish to lead them, warts and all, and that what they say should be scrutinized and debated in public.”

*ERIKA GIRARDI MAKES BROADWAY DEBUT AS ROXIE HART IN ‘CHICAGO’

Erika Girardi is officially a Broadway star. On Monday, the “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” staple, 48, made her stage debut as Roxie Hart in “Chicago” at Midtown’s Ambassador Theatre. “THANK YOU to everyone that came to the show tonight!!!!” Girardi captioned alongside her “Chicago” Playbill.

Girardi, who will appear in the starring role through March 29, also received a bouquet of red roses for her first performance. Co-star Lisa Rinna — who appeared in “Chicago” in 2007 with husband Harry Hamlin — even gave her a shoutout on social media. “My friend opens in Chicago tonight on Broadway,” Rinna posted to her Instagram story. In December, Girardi spoke about her new venture, telling Page Six the stage is immensely different than “Housewives”.

  *EXAMINER—POLL:

  Hispanics are more optimistic that things will get better in their lives, communities and nation in 2020 than are Democrats, Whites, and Blacks, a national USA Today/Suffolk University survey finds. Overall, four out of five registered voters in the U.S. say their own lives will improve in the new year:

“Do you think things are going to get better or worse in your own life?”

·         Better: 80%
·         Worse: 11%
·         Undecided: 9%

Fully 85% of Hispanics say their lives will improve in 2020, followed by 79% of Whites and 73% of Blacks. Only 67% of Democrats say their lives will get better in the new year, compared to 90% of Republicans and 84% of Independents. Asked about the prospects for their community in 2020, nearly two-thirds of the nation’s registered voters say they expect improvement.

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*EXAMINER – R.I.P.: JANET ALHANTI

Janet Alhanti, born in the Bronx, New York on October 11th, 1928 passed away peacefully in Los Angeles on December 31st, 2019.  

She is preceded in passing by her mother and father,  Elsie and Nathan Lifshay, and sister and brother Selma Camhi and Dr. Alan     Lifshay.  A loving mother to her son  Richard Alhanti, (Bonnie) and daughter, Iris Klein.  A cherished grandmother to Rose, Theodore, Ivy and Thomas and great grandmother to Nathan. A loving aunt to Deborah, Robert, Linda, Lisa, Jennifer and Julie, and great-nieces and nephews.

As an acting teacher to young women and men in both New York City and Los Angeles, Janet changed the lives of all of those who studied under her tutelage. As a songwriter, she wrote for Stephanie Mills, Ben E. King and wrote Ann Margret’s Vegas act for ten years. She managed rock bands in England and New York.

She coached the celebrated and the aspiring actor and taught them how to be truthful to themselves and to their character, in life and on tv, film, and stage.  Her roster of clients include academy award winners and up and coming artists.  She educated her students on life, history, theatre, poetry and verse.  “Sensitive people change the world, the rest don’t give a damn.” “Don’t give me crumbs and call it a meal,”  “Don’t be afraid to take a stand on your own behalf, how do you feel about it, now, what are you going to do about how you feel?” She taught people how to be unafraid of themselves and reminded them that they are their most valuable gift.  Her mentors include Sanford Meisner and Philip Burton, foster father to Richard, who told her that, “Teachers are born and you are one of them.”

A celebration of her life will be held in February in Los Angeles.  For further information on memorial please visit ActingClassNow.com

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